China Says Japan Ruined Atmosphere for Wen, Kan Talks During Hanoi Summit

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    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-...re-for-wen-kan-talks-during-hanoi-summit.html

    China said Japan ruined the atmosphere for talks between Premier Wen Jiabao and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan during a summit in Hanoi, adding that the leaders held three-way discussions with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.

    Japan made statements to the media that were “untrue” after a meeting between the Chinese and Japanese foreign ministers in Hanoi yesterday, China’s state run Xinhua News Agency reported. Japan’s actions violated “China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Hu Zhengyue said yesterday, according to Xinhua.

    Relations between Asia’s two largest economies soured last month after a ship collision in disputed waters reportedly prompted China to cut exports of rare earth minerals used to make hybrid car engines, missiles and radar.

    Wen and Kan are in Hanoi to attend the East Asia summit that includes leaders from the U.S., Russia and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian nations. They met in Brussels at an Asia-Europe summit on Oct. 4 and pledged to mend ties frayed by a spat over uninhabited islands in an area of the East China Sea that contains undersea oil and gas reserves.

    Japan arrested the Chinese captain of a fishing boat after it collided with coast guard vessels on Sept. 7, near the islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, releasing him 17 days later.

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    China yesterday dismissed a report that it agreed to resume talks with Japan on exploration for oil and gas in the East China sea, Xinhua reported.

    Japan’s statements about the content of talks between the two countries’ foreign ministers soured the atmosphere for a possible meeting of Chinese and Japanese leaders in Hanoi, Hu said yesterday.

    In yesterday’s meeting with Japan and South Korea, Wen proposed that the countries by 2012 complete their joint study on creating a free-trade area and step up cooperation in science and technology, Xinhua reported today.

    Wen said good relations between China, Japan and South Korea are an important part of cooperation in East Asia, as well as peace in Northeast Asia and the world, and their ties must be handled “from a strategic perspective,” Xinhua said.
     
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    Japanese statements violate China's sovereignty, territorial integrity

    HANOI, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Hu Zhengyue accused Japanese representatives here Friday of violating China's sovereignty and territorial integrity through statements to the media during the summit meetings between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its partners.

    The Japanese side also made untrue statements about the content of a meeting between Chinese and Japanese foreign ministers held earlier in the day, he said.

    Hu said the Japanese move ruined the atmosphere for leaders from the two sides to conduct talks in the Vietnamese capital.

    The Japanese side should take full responsibility for any consequence to arise, the Chinese diplomat said.

    It was known to all that China had always tried to preserve and push forward bilateral relations between China and Japan on the basis of the principles set out in the four political documents signed by the two countries, Hu said.

    However, the truth was that the diplomatic authority of Japan, in cahoots with other nations, tried to create noises on the issue of the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea in the lead-up to the summits between ASEAN and its partners. On top of that, during the summits, the Japanese side frequently made use of media outlets to make statements and comments that violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China, Hu said.

    When meeting with his Japanese counterpart, Seiji Maehara, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi set forth China's principled position on the issue concerning the Diaoyu Islands, stressing that the Diaoyu Islands had been an integral part of Chinese territory since ancient times, Hu said.

    The Japanese side was making untrue statements about the content of the meeting and distorted China's stance in implementing the principled consensus between the two countries on the East China Sea issue, Hu said.
     
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    Good job by japanese they know nothing is going to happen china wont change their stand
     
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    I think that Japan as a sovereign nation is entitled to its views and does not have to parrot the Chinese view of the world and life in general. Where in diplomacy is there any tenet that suggests that there should be congruity of views.

    Japan with some other nation has ruined the atmosphere? What atmosphere? The hegemonic pursuit of China? If so, just too bad.

    It is not Japan who is to blame. The CCP is covering up its stupidity of having all peripheral nations upset with aggressive hegemonic pursuits in the neighbourhood.

    China, quite unlike her usual self, has acted hastily and without finesse. It is not the Japanese side who should take full responsibility for any consequence to arise. It is the Chinese. They are already feeling the pinch so much so that Wen is going out of his way to soft soap India to ensure that India is neutralised from the strategic perceptions being built up in South East Asia.

    India should be wary!

    As the saying goes -Beware of Greeks bearing gifts. For Greeks, read Chinese!
     
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    You hit the nail right on the head there buddy. This is the exact thing that CCP just got cautious about and not end up upsetting everyone around it by playing the same old blame game and delaying any sort of retaliations politically from those whom it blames for ruining peace.

    I am really worried about Wen's visit this time to Delhi in December. Knowing the weak-kneed Congress and the not-so-Singh of a PM that we have, India has a strong risk of buying into the soft words and hard actions of Chinese government. I think the Opposition must brace itself for questioning the ruling party. I can safely exclude Communist Party of India cronies who'd kiss Wen's feet on his arrival rather than question his stand on the state of Kashmir.
     
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    It sound like a gangster shouting in court to save himself from its poor Victim. They definitely have guts to act like this . Kahte hain na "Chori aur sinajori ". Looks like they took some inspiration from Our netas . Only thing is that their act is benefiting their country while our netas are ruining ours.
     
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    China decries any U.S. involvement in Japan dispute



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    – Tue Nov 2, 5:53 am ET
    BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Tuesday denounced U.S. efforts to help in improving relations between Beijing and Tokyo which have been poisoned by a spat over a group of disputed islands, saying the argument was strictly bilateral.
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who met her Chinese counterpart, Yang Jiechi, in Hanoi last week, urged calm on both sides, and offered to host trilateral talks to bring relations back on an even keel.
    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said that this was only "a U.S. idea," adding that it was "totally wrong" to include the disputed islands in any U.S.-Japan defense agreements.
    "It must be pointed out that the Diaoyu islands are Chinese territory, and the dispute between China and Japan over them is one between the two countries," he said in a statement on the Foreign Ministry's website (www.mfa.gov.cn).
    "The U.S. side has suggested official talks between the United States, China and Japan. I want to stress this is only a U.S. idea," Ma said.
    "The United States has many times said that U.S.-Japan security treaties can apply to the Diaoyu islands. This is totally wrong. The U.S. side should immediately correct this mistaken position," he added.
    Sino-Japanese relations dived after Japan detained a Chinese skipper in September after his fishing boat collided with two Japanese patrol ships near disputed isles in the East China Sea that are called Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan.
    Japan and the United States have close military links, and there are numerous U.S. military bases in Japan.
    (Reporting by Ben Blanchard and Huang Yan; Editing by Kim Coghill)
     

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